Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit

Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 

This guide provides information on locating

military unit histories and individual service

records of discharged, retired, and deceased

military personnel. It also provides information

on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for

military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.

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Appeals of Denied Claims

You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.

The Board of Veterans Appeals

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

How To Appeal A Denied Claim

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Forms & Evidence here...

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Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information

Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO

Pension Management Centers

Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility

The VA Benefit Eligibility Matrix

There are additional benefits that you may be

eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for

a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.

These are known as derivatives.

Veterans Nutrition Vitamins Supplements

The White House Veterans

Complaint Line is open


Military Veteran T-Shirt
Dysfunctional Veteran Cap
Tactical Military Gear
Federal Register
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Agent Orange Newsletter
Veterans App Store
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VA Benefit Identifier
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is pleased to present the first of its kind app for use by military veterans and their advocates, available

for download through the NVLSP website,  

Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. This application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s advocate, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.

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Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension


Central Intelligence Agency
Electronic Reading Room


Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
1-877-881-7618      9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

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Courthouse News
Ann Coulter
CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal


Education For Dependents

Defense Threat Reduction Agency



Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights


Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill


IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times


Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post


Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

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Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics



Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker


The Sun

Talking Points Memo


USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources


Washington Post
Washington Times

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Weekly World News

World Net Daily
World Public Opinion


Mental health resources for veterans, families

Many state and local organizations help

veterans and their families.

Here are some resources for mental

health and suicide prevention.


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Pinups For Veterans

VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

Veterans Legal Services

I am a Veteran

Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

eligible for a broad range of

programs and services

provided by the

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

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Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

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What does that mean for you?


The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

Mailing of New Veteran ID Cards Delayed

The shipping delay is the latest in a series of errors since the cards' original rollout in

late November. The online application appeared to face major technical problems

immediately after opening, and the VA in early December suspended new applications, instead

posting a message asking veterans to submit an email address to receive updates. Applications

opened again in late January. The card program was ordered by Congress in 2015.

(Your VA has been trying to get an ID card to you since 2015. Yes, really. If 

your VA can't get you an ID card in under 3 years, what hope is there for your claim?)

Trump eyes ‘Fox & Friends’ personality Pete Hegseth

to take over Veterans Affairs

​Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, a conservative voice on veterans’ policy, has emerged as

a leading candidate to replace embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has

fallen from favor with the Trump administration, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting

him to participate in the RAMP program.  I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of an attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter

  /s/ Julie Glover

Trump eyes Rick Perry to replace VA secretary

President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN.Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Firing VA Secretary David Shulkin Is a Bad Idea
He’s accomplishing a lot of good for America’s veterans—and for Trump.

NOBODY is coming after your TDIU benefits.

Learn the facts about Unemployability here.

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David Shulkin Makes Late Play for Most Corrupt Trump Cabinet Member

The paranoia-soaked V.A. chief has the White House on edge as a corruption

scandal and an inter-office cold war threaten to engulf the agency.

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans

and a member of the

Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

Gunman at California veterans' home 'wanted to get back at them' but 'not kill'

​The man who killed three hostages at a Northern California veterans' home suffered

from bipolar disorder, various physical ailments and anger issues, sources said.

Democrats slam rumors of VA secretary’s possible firing:

‘We need to know who’s calling the shots’

Shulkin’s future at the VA remains tenuous

​Shulkin has made some rookie mistakes in the political arena.

Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)

​General Information on IU Claims     Evaluating Evidence to Establish Entitlement to IU

​Special Considerations in IU Claims    

Rating Decision Addressing a Veteran’s Failure to Complete a Field Examination

​Poverty Threshold Information   ​​

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Office of Child Support Enforcement

Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus & Secondary Mental Health Ratings

Dr. Brett Valette explains the connection

Why Firing VA Secretary Would Have

a Major Impact on Veterans Healthcare
In an exclusive interview with Healthline, VA Secretary David Shulkin talks about

what he’s trying to do for veterans’ health services and the obstacles he’s facing.

In an exclusive interview with Healthline this week, Shulkin candidly discussed

the controversies, problems, and successes of his year-long tenure at the department.

​"Presumptives are the biggest problem. On a very high level, I have introduced my desire

to redo the benefit system. It currently doesn’t work. It is set up as a gatekeeper

system in which veterans come to VA and receive a yes or no answer.

It is adversarial. That has to change."

Veterans Medical Opinion Doctor

Have You Received A RAMP Letter?

Don't get on the RAMP!

Op-Ed: The Time For Caregiver Expansion Is Now

​​For decades, veterans of the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars have lived with adverse health

due to their service-connected disabilities, and their caregivers have shouldered the weight of

managing their care alone. Post-9/11 veterans deserve this benefit. But how can we look aging

caregivers in the eye and tell them their decades of shared sacrifice mean less? And how

many more veterans will die before we are willing to stand up and correct this injustice?

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Veterans, disabled groups rankled by Zinke proposal to increase park fees

​Groups representing thousands of veterans, the elderly and the disabled are criticizing

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recent comments suggesting national parks

should increase entrance fees because too many people get in for free.
He specifically mentioned veterans and disabled people in his comments.

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'He Has Not Risen to the Task':

GOP Lawmaker Calls for VA Sec'y Shulkin to Resign

​"Secretary Shulkin was appointed to ensure that veterans’ needs were prioritized. Unfortunately,

Secretary Shulkin has not risen to the task," the statement reads. "He has refused to engage with congressional representatives at a level commensurate with the seriousness of the challenges

we face. I have lost faith in his ability to lead this department in the right direction."

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